When Samuel L. Jackson appeared at the end of the first Iron Man movie. It’s similar to the comics in that each movie builds into the next one before a big event. The main villain of the first decade of the Cinematic Universe was the infinity Saga.
How do you follow that up? How do you follow a villain that can beat a hero in a fist fight and throw a moon at him? By exchanging brawn for brains and bringing in the Conqueror, of course!
After being introduced as He Who Remains in the last episode of the first season of “Loki,” Marvel Studios just announced at San Diego Comic-Con that the next big Avenger villain is Jonathan Majors’ Kang.
He Who Remains
In an interview with Comicbook.Com, Marvel Studios’ head honcho Kevin Feige explained why Kang is a special villain from Thanos — and it all starts with Jonathan Majors.
“It’s amazing, and I said to him there are nobody’s shoulders I’d rather be putting the Multiverse Saga on than his,” said Feige. “It’s really impressive what Jonathan Majors is able to do and all the different incarnations, variants, if you will, of Kang that we will see him do. It’s really pretty cool.”
“What I love is that he’s totally different from Thanos, that he is completely different” Kevin added, “
“That it’s not just about how there’s a bigger purple guy with a helmet. That’s not what Kang is. Kang is a very different type of villain and the fact that he is many, many different characters is what’s most exciting and most differentiates him.”
The comic book origin of the criminal mastermind from the 25th century is related to Doctor Doom and Reed Richards. There are several different versions of the same person in the comics, villains, and heroes.
With a bigger focus on tactics and futuristic technology, Kang promises to be a more calculated and multidimensional villain. Maybe this is the first step towards having a good Doctor Doom portrayal.